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Published: 3/1/1999

Job Shop Cuts Processing Time 60 Percent
  Innovative Manufacturing used to spend ten minutes per part machining cast iron differential housings for golf carts, but now total machining time is down to three minutes, 45 seconds. According to Innovative owner and president Rob Sander, ...

Published: 4/15/1998

Turning Three Days Of Work Into Three Hours Of Work
Read how the Arbor Department of this major manufacturer greatly reduced set-up time to deal with increased capacity.

Published: 2/1/1998

Minimizing Parts And Designing Components Solves Several Needs
Milltronics Manufacturing Company, a CNC (computerized numerical controls) machine tool builder located in Waconia, Minnesota, is a major manufacturer and marketer of high quality, cost effective machining centers, toolroom and bridge mills and tool...

Published: 3/1/1997

Teaming Up For Turning Efficiency
When a Federal-Mogul Corporation's work volume increased five years ago with Ford Motor Company to manufacture polytetraflouroethylene (Teflon) PTFE piston rings, they turned to automated CNC turning centers to turn out millions of rings per year.

Published: 2/1/1997

Five Fold Growth Forged With CNC Turning Centers
This shop saw its production volume mushroom after it began making tooling for the hot forging of automotive and non-automotive engine valves.

Published: 5/1/1996

Thread Rolling Heads Keeps The Wheels Of Racing Turning
During an auto race, where fractions of a second mean the difference between winning and losing, nobody wants to stop and examine the thread quality of a wheel stud. Yet wheel stud threads are extremely important, especially when you consider that ...

Published: 9/1/1995

Twin Spindle Vertical Lathe Provides Flexibility In Addition To Increased Production
At IMTS 94, Jerry Mutter, the owner of Advance Machine Works in Richmond, Virginia, was looking for a new lathe with a few specific requirements.

Published: 9/1/1995

Bringing Short Run Turning To Bar Machines
Fast job changes on a bar-fed CNC lathe is just wishful thinking if it takes forever to change over the bar feeder. Swiss-Tech Inc., a Delavan, Wisconsin screw machine shop that specializes in Swiss-type parts, was mindful of that fact when it purc...